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2004

Order Addressing Treatment of Yellow Page Revenues
Investigation of Verizon New Hampshire's Treatment of Yellow Page Revenues
Docket No. DT 02-165
July 9, 2004
Approximately 141 Pages
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Order Addressing Transition Issues
Order No. 24,302
Investigation of Issues Concerning Transition from UNE-Provisioned DS-1 Switching to Alternate Arrangements
Docket No. DT 02-110
April 2, 2004
Approximately 14 Pages
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Order Following Hearings
Order No. 24,281
Kearsarge Telephone Company: Petition for Approval of Alternative Form of Regulation
Docket No. DT 01-221
February 20, 2004
Approximately 76 Pages
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Order Establishing Cost of Capital
Order No. 24,265
Investigation into Cost of Capital
Docket No. DT 02-110
January 16, 2004
Approximately 71 Pages
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2003

Order
Order No. 24,259
Investigation of Problems Concerning Transition from UNE-Provisioned DS-1 Switching to Alternate Arrangements
Docket No. DT 03-216
December 31, 2003
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order
Order No. 24,255
Investigation of Congestion on the Public Switched Network
Docket No. DT 99-020
December 30, 2003
Approximately 5 Pages
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Order Closing Investigation of Impairment and Initiating a New Docket for Investigation and Facilitation of Transition Process
Order No. 24,237
Review of No-Impairment Presumption for DS-1 Switching Network Element
Docket No. DT 03-174
November 10, 2003
Approximately 13 Pages
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Order Addressing Motions for Rehearing
Order No. 24,218
Investigation as to Whether Certain Calls are Local
Docket No. DT 00-223
and
Docket No. DT 00-054
October 17, 2003
Approximately 84 Pages
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Adopting CLEC to CLEC Migration Guidelines
Order No. 24,200
CLEC to CLEC Migration Guidelines
Docket No. DT 02-132
August 15, 2003
Approximately 2 Pages
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Order on Remand from the New Hampshire Supreme Court Regarding the Issue of Access to Dark Fiber at Splice Points
Order No. 24,198
Verizon New Hampshire UNE Remand
Docket No. DT 01-206
August 13, 2003
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order Approving Stipulations
Order No. 24,153
SGAT Terms and Conditions for Multi-Loop and Spare Loop Conditioning; SGAT Terms and Conditions for Access to Loop Facility Assignment System (LFACS)
Docket No. DT 02-228
and
Docket No. DT 01-206
April 4, 2003
Approximately 6 Pages
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2002

Final Order
Order No. 24,080
Investigation as to Whether Certain Calls are Local
Docket No. DT 00-223
and
Independent Telephone Companies and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers Local Calling Areas
Docket No. DT 00-054
October 28, 2002
Approximately 61 Pages
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Order Regarding Metrics and Plan
Order No. 23,940
Verizon New Hampshire Petition to Approve Carrier to Carrier Performance Guidelines and Performance Assessment Plan
Docket No. DT 01-006
March 29, 2002
Approximately 95 Pages
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Order Addressing Motion for Reconsideration of Order No. 23,847
Order No. 23,915
Petition for Approval of Statement of Generally Available Terms Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Docket No. DT 97-171
February 4, 2002
Approximately 15 Pages
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2001

Order Adopting Allocation of Shared Pooling Costs for the Number Pooling Trial in the 603 Area Code
Order No. 23,852
Implementation of Number Conservation Methods Authorized by the Federal communications Commission
Docket No. DT 00-001
November 29, 2001
Approximately 13 Pages
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SGAT Order
Bell Atlantic Petition for Approval of Statement of Generally Available Terms Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part
Order No. 23,738
Docket No. DE 97-171
July 6, 2001
Approximately 186 Pages

In this order, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (Commission) denied the recovery of Bell Atlantic's OSS development costs, and approved a $0.21 transaction charge to recover Bell Atlantic's ongoing OSS costs. The Commission also ordered Bell Atlantic to recalculate its recurring and nonrecurring UNE and collocation costs using certain specified inputs and methodologies. Bell Atlantic must use Ben Johnson Associates, Inc's proprietary Telecom Model to calculate loop costs.

Throughout its order, the Commission relied in large part upon the testimony of Staff witness Dr. Ben Johnson, and the results of cost studies developed using the Telecom Model. The Commission concluded that the Telecom Model produced more accurate results than other models, and was more consistent with the "reality test" required by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the 8th Circuit's July 18, 2000 opinion in Iowa Utilities Board vs. FCC.

The Commission also issued the following rulings regarding Bell Atlantic's collocation policies:
1) Bell Atlantic shall not create any separate entrances or intermediate arrangements but rather provide direct access to collocation space;
2) Within 30 days, Bell Atlantic must file a status report on its cage construction;
3) Bell Atlantic shall amortize all collocation non-recurring costs for up to 5 years at a CLEC's request;
4) Bell Atlantic's proposed power charges for collocation are denied; and
5) CLEC alternative direct connections to House and Riser are permissable subject to capacity availability, equipment standards, and preservation of Bell Atlantic's access needs.

The Commission further required that Verizon file revised tariffs in compliance with this order within 45 days of its date.
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Order Approving Increase in Price for Telecommunications Relay Service
Order No. 23,702
Sprint Communications Company, L.P. Petition to Increase Price for Telecommunications Relay Service
Docket No. DT 00-184
May 10, 2001
Approximately 6 Pages
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2000

Order Approving Transfer of Customer Base
Order No. 23,520
GTE Communications Corporation, d/b/a Gte Long Distance and Sprint Communications Company L.p. Transfer of GTE Long Distance Customers to Sprint Communications Company
Docket No. DT 00-048
July 5, 2000
Approximately 5 Pages
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Order Clarifying Order No. 23,385, Further Defining the Pooling Process, and Prohibiting Additional Thousands Number Block Assignments to Certain Carriers
Order No. 23,454
Implementation of Number Conservation Methods Authorized by the Federal Communications Commission Thousand-Block Number Pooling
Docket No. DT 00-001
May 1, 2000
Approximately 11 Pages
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1999

Order Approving Cost Methodology Application
Order no. 23,357
Bell Atlantic - New Hampshire Investigation Into Incremental Cost Methodology to be Used When Applying RSA 378:18-b to Special Contracts
Docket No. DT 99-018
December 2, 1999
Approximately 29 Pages
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Local Number Portability/Implementation of 251(b) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Order rescinding Order No. 23,210 for Granite State Telephone Company, Inc., Merrimack County Telephone Company, Contoocook Valley Telephone Company, Inc., Wilton Telephone Company, Inc., Hollis Telephone Company, Inc., Dunbarton Telephone Company, Inc., Northland Telephone Company of Maine, Inc., Bretton Woods Telephone Company, Inc., Dixville Telephone Company, Chichester Telephone Company, Meriden Telephone Company, and Kearsarge Telephone Company
Order No. 23,290
Case No. 99-067
Issued and Effective: August 23, 1999
Approximately 4 Pages

On May 10, 1999, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (Commission) issued Order No. 23,210 Nisi ordering full implementation of permanent local number portability (LNP) by incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers (ILECs and CLECs, respectively) by October 31, 1999. On May 27, 1999, several companies filed an Objection to Order Nisi and Request for Hearing with the Commission. On June 14, the Commission issued Order No. 23,233 temporarily suspending the effective date of the Order NISI No. 23,210 with respect to the above-referenced companies.

These filings raise, inter alia, issues related to the timing of the implementation of LNP and the requirements imposed by the Telecommunications Act and its subsequent implementation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Accordingly, we will not require GST et al and the TDS companies to implement LNP at this time. Based upon the foregoing, it is hereby ORDERED, that Order No. 23,210 is rescinded for the protesting companies, and it is FURTHER ORDERED, that the existing FCC and PUC rules with respect to number portability will continue to apply to these companies, such that, if a competitive provider begins offering service, the competitor may request of the ILEC that it become LNP capable.
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Bell Atlantic/Choice One Communications of New Hampshire, Inc. Order Nisi Approving Interconnection Agreement
Issued and Effective: July 12, 1999
Order No. 23,258
Case No. DT 99-094
Approximately 5 Pages

On June 29, 1999, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company (Bell Atlantic) and Choice One Communications of New Hampshire, Inc. (Choice One) jointly filed with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (Commission) a negotiated Interconnection Agreement (Agreement). The Agreement was filed for approval pursuant to section 252(e) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (Tact).

This Agreement is a comprehensive set of terms and conditions that will facilitate the entry of Choice One as a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in New Hampshire. The parties agree to jointly engineer, plan and operate a diverse transmission system with which they will interconnect their respective networks.

Based upon the foregoing, it is hereby ORDERED NISI, that the Interconnection Agreement negotiated between Choice One and Bell Atlantic is approved.
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Order Nisi Ordering Full Implementation of Permanent Local Number Portability by Incumbent and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
Order No. 23,210
Implementation of Section 251 (b) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Docket No. DT 99-067
May 10, 1999
Approximately 4 Pages
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Order Approving the Request
Order No. 23,201
Bell Atlantic Request to Introduce National 411 Directory Assistance
Docket No. DR-225
April 20, 1999
Approximately 4 Pages
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1998

Order Granting Authority to provide Integrated Services Digital Network - Primary Rate Interface Enhancements and Optional Features
Order no. 23,016
Request to Introduce Integrated Services Digital Network - Primary Rate Interface Enhancements and Optional Features
Docket No. DS 98-132
September 10, 1998
Approximately 2 Pages
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Order Finding Dark Fiber Subject to the Unbundling Requrement of Section 251 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Order No. 22,942
Bell Atlantic Arbitration Regarding Request for Recognition of Dark Fiber as an Unbundled Network Element
Docket No. DE 97-229
May 19, 1998
Approximately 10 Pages
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Order NISI Approving Petition to Introduce CallAround 603 Plus as a New Optional Intrastate Toll Calling plan and to Restructure the Existing CallAround 603 Plan
Order No. 22,869
Bell Atlantic Investigation into Rate Reductions
Docket No. DR-97-180
March 16, 1998
Approximately 4 Pages
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Bell Atlantic Rate Reduction Proposal
Order Approving Rate Group Consolidation and EAS Expansion
Order No. 22,861
March 9, 1998
Approximately 6 Pages

On October 31, 1997, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-New Hampshire (Bell Atlantic) filed with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (Commission) a proposal to reduce its revenues by $26,120,000. The revenue reduction proposal evolved from discussions with the Commission Staff (Staff) regarding Staff's determination that Bell Atlantic's recent financial performance had put the company in a position of overearning.

Bell Atlantic's proposal includes three components: (1) various rate design adjustments to reduce rates and installation charges and to enhance the existing Call Around 603 Plan; (2) consolidating the 21 existing rate groups into five rate groups while expanding Extended Area Service (EAS) to include all contiguous exchanges as part of each exchange's local calling area (an EAS plan often referred to as Home and Contiguous); and, (3)offering schools and libraries either a new flat-rate business line or a 56kb Frame Relay circuit with no installation or monthly charge until the year 2000. The first and third components of the proposal are proceeding. The second component of the proposal is the subject of this order.
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1997

Implementation of IntraLATA Presubscription
Order Approving IntraLATA Presubscription Method of Cost Recovery
Order No. 22,563
Docket No. DE 96-090
April 21, 1997
Approximately 4 Pages

The Commission has reviewed Staff's recommendations concerning the cost studies submitted by the LECs. They find the cost studies reflect a reasonable level of anticipated capital expenditures and expenses associated with the implementation of ILP. As presubscription will benefit all intrastate toll customers, cost recovery shall be shared by all intrastate toll carriers, including NYNEX. Having determined presubscription will result in a benefit to all intrastate toll customers, the Commission finds that the cost recovery rates proposed by the local exchange companies are in the public interest.
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1996

Resale of Retail Toll Services by Switchless Aggregators
Investigation: Order Approving Concept of Resale of Retail Toll Services
Order No. 22,435
December 9, 1996
Approximately 10 Pages

The Commission finds that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is conclusive in resolving the first part of the first issue, namely, whether switchless aggregations of customers (aggregators) can purchase toll services for resale, i.e., switchless aggregators must be permitted to purchase toll services for resale. The second part of the first issue is whether the switchless aggregator must be a public utility. Commission approval will therefore be required of switchless toll aggregators. In addition, Staff is currently preparing for review a simplified and streamlined reseller approval process.
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